Inherent Vice - Thomas Pynchon
There is a new book out by Thomas Pynchon.
He been on my list of people to read for a while.
Some of his other books Gravity's Rainbow, Vineland etc all sound great
This quote, from the new book makes me want to get it now.
"Offshore winds had been too strong to be doing the surf much good, but surfers found themselves getting up early anyway to watch the dawn weirdness, which seemed like a visible counterpart to the feeling in everybody's skin of desert winds and heat and relentlessness, with the exhaust from millions of motor vehicles mixing with microfine Mojave sand to refract the light toward the bloody end of the spectrum, everything dim, lurid and biblical, sailor-take-warning skies. The state liquor stamps over the tops of tequila bottles in the stores were coming unstuck, is how dry the air was"
I read a lot, maybe too much, but
"the state liquor stamps over the tops of tequila bottles in the stores were coming unstuck, is how dry the air was"
is the most interesting sentence I've read in a while.
But maybe I just need some decent surf with light off shores.
(I couldn't decide which shot to use so I used both)
PS I also have a library hold on
The Beat Hotel : Ginsberg, Burroughs, and Corso in Paris, 1958-1963
love the work that came out of the beat period.